March 19, 2015 // Franchising.com // WAYNE, NJ – Toys"R"Us, Inc. today announced that it has named Reg McLay as Senior Vice President, Babies"R"Us Business, effective Monday, March 30. In this role, Mr. McLay will lead the Babies"R"Us merchandising team in the U.S. in driving product innovation, as well as differentiation in services and offerings across its stores nationwide. He will report to Hank Mullany, President, Toys"R"Us, U.S.
Mr. McLay is an accomplished executive with more than 30 years of retail merchandising and operations experience. He most recently served as Senior Vice President, Merchandise Sourcing and Innovation for Canadian Tire Corporation, Limited. In this capacity, he was responsible for managing shared services capabilities across all business units and led efforts to drive a culture of innovation across the organization.
Mr. Mullany said, "We are excited to welcome Reg to the organization and look forward to the depth of broad expertise he brings to this position, as we put a renewed focus on our Babies"R"Us business and advancing our specialist position to provide new and expectant parents with a unique and expert shopping experience in-store and online."
During his more than 20-year tenure at Canadian Tire Corporation, Limited, Mr. McLay also held a number of high-level merchandising, marketing, business development and sourcing positions. Earlier in his career, Mr. McLay served in roles of increasing responsibility in senior buying and operations at Zellers Inc. He received a bachelor’s degree in economics from Wilfrid Laurier University in Ontario, Canada.
Toys"R"Us, Inc. is the world’s leading dedicated toy and baby products retailer, offering a differentiated shopping experience through its family of brands. Merchandise is sold in 872 Toys"R"Us and Babies"R"Us stores in the United States, Puerto Rico and Guam, and in more than 725 international stores and over 235 licensed stores in 36 countries and jurisdictions. In addition, it exclusively operates the legendary FAO Schwarz brand and sells extraordinary toys in the brand’s flagship store on Fifth Avenue in New York City. With its strong portfolio of e-commerce sites including Toysrus.com, Babiesrus.com, eToys.com and FAO.com, it provides shoppers with a broad online selection of distinctive toy and baby products. Headquartered in Wayne, NJ, Toys"R"Us, Inc. employs approximately 70,000 associates annually worldwide. The company is committed to serving its communities as a caring and reputable neighbor through programs dedicated to keeping kids safe and helping them in times of need. Additional information about Toys"R"Us, Inc. can be found on Toysrusinc.com. Follow Toys"R"Us, Babies"R"Us and FAO Schwarz on Facebook at Facebook.com/Toysrus, Facebook.com/Babiesrus and Facebook.com/FAO and on Twitter at Twitter.com/Toysrus and Twitter.com/Babiesrus.
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